Top Ten Tuesday: Childhood Favourites

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all the information and upcoming prompts over on her blog. It’s such a fun idea and I love reading everyone’s posts and adding to my book wishlist.

This week’s prompt is childhood favourites which sounds like so much fun as these books often have the biggest impact on readers.

  • My parents bought me Sly, Old Lockjaw Croc when I was three and I still have my very battered copy stored safely away.
  • My sisters and I all had a favourite Beatrix Potter story and mine was The Tailor of Gloucester as I loved it being set near Christmas.
  • My teacher read The Mousehole Cat to us in class one day and I remember being awed by the beautiful illustrations.

  • Enid Blyton was a huge favourite in our house as our parents loved her and had copies of most of her stories. We even had our own Faraway Tree from The Enchanted Wood in a nearby field.
  • Whilst The Twits was my older sister’s preference, I always enjoyed the fun language of The BFG.
  • Probably my absolute favourite story as a child was Peter PanAs an adult, it’s an uncomfortable read at times but as a child, all I wanted was to fly to Neverland and have adventures.
  • Another series I adored was The Worst Witch (the TV adaptation with Felicity Jones was also fantastic).

  • As I got older, I fell in love with Jacqueline Wilson’s books after discovering a small selection at my local library. One that stands out for me was Double Act
  • If I was ever off school due to illness, for some reason I would read the entire Chronicles of Narnia (and watch Matilda). It became a comfort read for me.
  • The stand-out book from my childhood though will always be Harry PotterI was only nine when the first book was released and fell in love with Harry’s world immediately.

Would any of these books make your top ten?


  1. Becky's Book Blog

    July 2, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Ahhh! So many good books on this list. I used to LOVE the Worst Witch, and Jaqueline Wilson was a staple on my bookshelves. Great post 😊

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      July 3, 2019 at 11:19 AM

      Thank you! I just remembered Anne Fine too – I used to love The Diary of a Killer Cat.

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